Apathy was the winner

Apathy was the winner in the Christchurch east by-election.

Voter turnout  is estimated to be 41.4% of the 33,555 people enrolled.

Given Labour has always held the seat theirs no surprise in its candidate Poto Williams keeping it for the party.

Preliminary results are:

BAKER, Leighton Conservative Party   487
DOOCEY, Matthew National Party    3,506
GASKIN, Ian Independent   19
HOLLAND, Adam Independent   31
LAMBERT, Paula Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party  56
LICHTWARK, Jenner Democrats for Social Credit  20
MOORHOUSE, David Green Party  926
PARK, Sam Independent   75
VEALE, Gareth ACT New Zealand   56
WILLIAMS, Poto Labour Party 8,119
Candidate Informals  23
TOTAL  13,318

9 Responses to Apathy was the winner

  1. Judge Holden says:

    If apathy was the winner, there’s not doubt who the loser was. A shocking result for the Nats. Even Gilmore did better. Captain Panic Pants will be apoplectic.

  2. Unless Gerry Brownlie sorts out EQC and the insurance companies, the results for all the seats in Christchurch in 2014 will all be bad news for National. People in other parts of the country just can’t understand the frustration and lack of progress that so many people here are having to endure – and so far, there’s no end in sight. Incompetance, lies, broken promises; so many areas face all of these, and have done for 3 years now.

  3. Armchair Critic says:

    If apathy is the winner, why won’t apathy get seat in parliament? Oh, that’s right, it’s because the winners are Poto Williams and, by implication, the Labour Party.

  4. TraceyS says:

    Apathy won’t get a seat because the Apathy Party stood no candidate.

  5. TraceyS says:

    Look who’s worried about the Conservatives. Wouldn’t worry about “what they are” if they didn’t have “potential”.


  6. Andrei says:

    If you are going to troll Robert Guyton’s comments, Tracey, why don’t you do it where they posted ie on his own blog – which is also where he will be guaranteed to see them, which he may or may not here.

    And then he can respond or not as he sees fit

  7. TraceyS says:

    Because as free as anyone (including Robert) is to make comments here, so too am I to make reference to publicly available material.

  8. Mr E says:

    Robert blocks people. He blocked me and other anonymous contributors some time ago. He had some excuse about getting spam.

    I could set up a profile etc but I have reasons not to. Those reasons out weigh the will to blog in a location that blocks.

    Robert has posted his own links here on this site. I’d imagine he appreciates the advertising.

  9. TraceyS says:

    I don’t wish to set up a fake profile either.

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